Adam MacKenzie

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Steroids are used to illustrate some of the significant advances that have been made in recent years in understanding the biological origin and geological fate of the organic compounds in sediments. The precursor sterols are transformed, initially by microbial activity and later by physicochemical constraints, into thermodynamically more stable saturated(More)
This research develops an agent based simulation model for application to the sortie generation process, focusing on a single fighter aircraft unit. The simulation includes representations of each individual maintainer within the unit, along with supervisory agents that provide direction in the form of dynamic task prioritization and resource assignment.(More)
Agent based models are powerful tools in describing processes and systems centered on individual behaviors and local interactions. Current application areas tend to be focused within the business and social science arenas, although their usefulness has been demonstrated in the modeling of various chemistry and physics-based systems and more recently, in(More)
This paper describes a co-operative venture between Essex Institute of Higher Education and Southend Health Authority designed to meet the continuing education needs of district nurses by allowing them to analyse and develop their role in relation to the realism of service goals and resources. It considers briefly the background to the project and the(More)